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The formula is supposed to "wear evenly" with "megawatt colour" and have a "tingly, cooling sensation" that makes lips "fuller." The coverage ranged from shade to shade, though most were fairly pigmented, and some seemed more multidimensional than others (they seemed just shimmery/pearly). Some shades applied evenly while others were more uneven or pulled into lip lines.
The finish had a lot of shine and shimmer, so any unevenness/settling wasn't as apparent in person as it might appear in close-up photos. The consistency was smooth as it applied and developed a lot of tackiness within a minute or so of application, and the tingling lasted noticeably for 20-25 minutes on me. The glosses lasted between four and five hours on me and were comfortable to wear but was mostly non-drying.
They have a sweet, mint scent and subtle tingle and almost seemed to have a slightly sweet taste, but I couldn't tell as I felt like I was breathing in the sweet mint a bit from the scent alone.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
A mirage of megawatt colour comes alive on your lips with M·A·C's Grand Illusion Glossy Liquid Lipcolour. It's magnetic, it's hypnotic! Swipe on futuristic sheen with this exclusive holographic lip colour packed with iridescent pearls, then be transfixed by the refreshing cooling sensation that makes lips feel instantly fuller. No special fx required! For a magical look so real, it's surreal.